Skeptical Inquirer is the official journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is published by the Center for Inquiry in association with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Six times per year Skeptical Inquirer publishes critical scientific evaluations of all manner of controversial and extraordinary claims, including but not limited to paranormal and fringe-science matters, and informed discussion of all relevant issues. In addition to news, articles, book reviews, and investigations on a wide variety of topics, Skeptical Inquirer has a stellar stable of regular columnists including Joe Nickell (“Investigative Files”), Massimo Polidoro (“Notes on a Strange World”), Massimo Pigluicci (“Thinking About Science”), Robert Sheaffer (“Psychic Vibrations”), and SI managing editor Benjamin Radford's reader-driven (“The Skeptical Inquiree”). Yale University neurologist Steven Novella, M.D., founder of the New England Skeptical Society and executive editor of the Science-Based Medicine blog, contributes a new "The Science of Medicine" column, and contributing editor Kenneth W. Krause adds a regular science column, "ScienceWatch."
by Carl Sagan
In Greece of the second century A.D., during the reign of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, there lived a master con man...
by Joe Nickell
Re-creation of a 440-foot Nazca figure on a Kentucky field shows how the Peruvian drawings were most likely made.
Ancient monuments, cave drawings, texts, and legends have been cited by many "UFOlogists" to show that visitors from...
by Larry Kusche
In August 1977, the College Entrance Examination Board issued a report concerning the causes of the continuing decline of the...
Throughout history, cultures subjected to stressful situations have responded with cataclysmic religious reformations.